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ms Innovation Space

ms Innovation Space

ms Innovation Space

Vendor Blender

ms Innovation Space + Vendor Blender

Joel Ronschke, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C

May 23, 2018

Recently, ms hosted four product vendors to our office for a meet and greet and introduction to the latest and greatest products available to us as designers, architects and engineers.


With so many options in designing amazing spaces, it is always a challenge to stay current and relevant with the latest products on the market. Earlier this month, ms hosted Maharam, Herman Miller, Mohawk Group and Interior Supply to stop by and showcase their latest innovations, while also showing off the new ms Innovation Space!

ms Innovation Space

The ms Vendor Blender was held in the office’s new “innovation space.” ms took this time to show off the recently revamped space to its employees and to guests.


This former unused space was recently transformed to include a collaborative island, brainstorming and ideation area, and materials library. It’s just one of the many enhancements happening at ms office locations.


The ms Innovation Space will continue to grow and evolve to further foster design and innovation, internally between employees and disciplines and externally to better serve clients.

What's a Vendor Blender?

Vendor Blenders are great opportunity to step away from our desks and take our creative thinking to a new level.


ms brings in area vendors to present their newest offerings, showcase samples, and mingle with ms architects, engineers, and interior designers. It allows us to make sure we’re up on the latest trends and an opportunity to discuss product features and benefits.


The most recent vendor blender highlighted the latest and greatest:

  • Fabric and wall covering from Maharam
  • Furniture from Herman Miller
  • Commercial carpet from the Mohawk Group
  • Interior products from Interior Supply


ms Vendor Blenders are also a great platform for cross discipline interaction within our office. Who knew engineers would have interest in acoustical characteristics of a carpet or acoustical ceiling products? Electric and data capabilities of systems furniture were also discussed with engineers, designers, and product sales reps. 

Evolution of Custom Products

As technology advances rapidly and the ability to print on anything and cut most anything, many companies have begun to push the limits of traditional product offering and expanded the possibilities with custom material. 


Not too far in the past, custom products usually meant much higher costs, large quantity minimums and longer lead time. All of these restrictions have been reduced as companies utilize advancing technologies to deliver more product options for the build environment. 

Continuing the Conversation

Vendor Blenders and similar events give us the opportunity to experience new products first hand, develop even more internal/cross-discipline interactions, and elevate design and creativity within our team. 


We are already looking forward to and excited about our next Vendor Blender here at ms consultants!


Ready to join the ms team? Check out our careers page for current openings.